After spending most of his childhood hitting pots, pans and furniture with knitting needles, wooden spoons etc, Richard got his first drum kit at age 7. He joined his first working band at age 18, and quickly progressed to live gigs, sessions, and recording with such artistes as The Lost Weekend, The Angelito Brothers, The 100th Monkey, In The Clique, Wish and Redfeather. In the late 1990’s he was featured Drummer/MD with the late Jet Harris, ex-Shadows bassist. Richard also engineers and produces for various other acts. Currently playing numerous live gigs with The Shy Teds, using his much-loved Tama/Turkish set-up, as well as setting up a new home studio for songwriting and recording projects.